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ECE 155
Introduction to Exceptional Children


Credits: 3
Clock Hours per Quarter: 30

AA Discipline:

Lecture Hours:30


Description
Explore the characteristics of children with special needs. Topics include history and legislation affecting special education as well as causes and classification of handicapping conditions. Methods to teach all children are practiced. Recommended: READ 088. Student may not earn credit for both ECE 155 and EDUC& 203.

Intended Learning Outcomes
  • Identify historical events, people, and theories that influence current special education field.
  • Compare various programs and philosophies involved in special education.
  • Identify and analyze issues in special education field.
  • Predict trends that will impact the future of special education and its progress.
  • Identify strategies to maintain current as a paraprofessional.
  • Promote developmentally appropriate education for special needs students.
  • Understand role of paraprofessional and ethical responsibilities of early childhood.

  • Course Topics
  • Inclusive education
  • Designing inclusive classrooms
  • Identifying and programming for special needs students
  • Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder
  • Emotional and behavioral disorder
  • Mental retardation
  • Sensory impairments
  • Autism, traumatic brain injury and other low incidence disorders
  • Communication disorders
  • Gifted students
  • Children at risk
  • Classroom organization and management for children with special needs
  • Working with families of students with disabilities

  • Syllabi Listing See ALL Quarters
    Course
    Year Quarter
    Item
    Instructor  
    ECE 155
    Spring 2009
    0919
    Terry Morgan
    ECE 155
    Spring 2007
    0919
    Terry Morgan
    ECE 155
    Spring 2003
    1086
    Terry Morgan


    Two Year Projected Schedule

    Year One* Year Two**
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini 
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini
     
     
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    *If fall quarter starts on an odd year (2003, 2005, etc.), it's Year One.
    **
    If fall quarter starts on an even year (2002, 2004, etc.), it's Year Two.